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How To Use This Site

This blog was updated on a daily basis for about two years, with those daily entries ceasing on December 31, 2013. The blog is still active, however, and we hope that people stopping in, who find something lacking, will add to the daily entries.

The blog still receives new posts as well, but now it receives them on items of Wyoming history. That has always been a feature of the blog, but Wyoming's history is rich and there are many items that are not fully covered here, if covered at all. Over time, we hope to remedy that.

You can obtain an entire month's listings by hitting on the appropriate month below, or an individual day by hitting on that calendar date.

We hope you enjoy this site.

Monday, January 21, 2013

January 21

Today is Martin Luther King Day for 2013.

Today is Equality Day for 2013.

1813 John C. Frémont, soldier, explorer, politician, sometime gadfly, born.  Wyoming was included in his exploring forays, and Fremont Canyon and Pathfinder Reservoir are named after him.

1855 John Moses Browning, legendary gun designer, born in Ogden Utah. 

1875  A waterworks was authorized at Fr. Laramie.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1893  Criminal case against Johnson County Invaders dismissed in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

1917   The Sunday State Leader for January 21, 1917. US Withdrawing from Mexico

The plant to withdraw from Mexico hit the press, along with a prediction that Villa would fill the vacuum.

Wyoming Guardsmen got high praise however.

And the Legislature was looking at Blue Laws.
1941  It was announced that Wyoming would supply 240 men for induction into the Army the following month.  Attribution:  Wyoming State Historical Society.

1949  Legislature passed a bill prohibition drunk flying.  That this would be a bad idea seems self evident.  Attribution. Wyoming State Historical Society.